Former Hearts Captain Alan Anderson Passed Away
It’s with profound sadness and a heavy heart we inform you that former Hearts captain Alan Anderson has passed away at 83. May he rest in peace.
Anderson was popularly known as a football genius. He played in several other clubs and led them to win in various games.
Nevertheless, fans have mainly known him for serving Hearts as a captain, wearing the armband for more than 200 games.
He was a former Hearts team captain and a professional Scotland footballer. Alan joined the team Hearts in the late 196 and played with the club until the end of his football career.
Exploring his football career, Alan Anderson even got awarded a Cap in 2020. He was known for his remarkable football career, with his followers always admiring him.
The captain motivated loads of people and inspired them for their football careers.
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Alan Anderson Passed Away at 83
Alan Anderson passed away at the age of 83. His cause of death has not been announced at this time.
Paying their tributes, the club described Alan Anderson as “one of the finest-ever servants of Heart of Midlothian Football Club”.
“He might have been brought up in the streets of Leith, a short distance from Hibernian’s ground, but his heart was always maroon,” the statement added.
“The heartfelt sympathy of everyone connected with Heart of Midlothian is extended to his wife, Annette, and his family for their great loss. Alan Anderson was a Hearts man through-and-through.”
Alan played for United Crossroads Boys Club and Dalkeith Thistle juniors before joining Falkirk in June 1958.
Anderson had a short spell on loan to Alloa Athletic before moving to Millwall in 1959. While in London, Alan finished his apprenticeship as a compositor and won the Fourth Division title.
Alan played in the 1968 Scottish Cup final defeat against Dunfermline. Anderson retired in 1976 to pursue a career as a publican, sports shop proprietor, and hotelier.
“It is with great sadness that we have to advise of the death of Alan Anderson, one of the finest-ever servants of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Alan was a Hearts man through-and-through and was proud to make over 500 appearances and captain the team that he loved,” Heart of Midlothian FC official Twitter account tweeted.
“Everyone at the Trust was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Alan Anderson. A great player and a gentleman,” Hibernian Historical Trust wrote.
“Sad to hear that Alan Anderson has passed away. He was just before my time but by all accounts was the typical “no-nonsense” center half. Over 200 games as club captain,” one fan wrote.
“Sad to learn of the passing of Alan Anderson. One of the old school centre halfs who you could hang your hat on. A terrific servant to Hearts during a turbulent period for the club,” another fan tweeted.
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